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Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House

Beautiful against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a thriving hub of art, culture and history. It's one of the world's most distinctive buildings, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world. Experience all that the Sydney Opera House has to offer by taking a guided tour, watching a show, and enjoying a cocktail beside the harbour at Opera Bar and Restaurant as the sun sets over this stunning triumph of architecture and design.

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Tours and shows at the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Sydney Opera Sails

Get up close and personal by taking a guided, behind-the-scenes Sydney Opera House tour. The Sydney Opera House Tour will give you an introduction to the history behind this building, as well as showcasing all the theatre spaces where over 1,600 performances happen every year. This tour runs daily, and runs for approximately 1 hour.

Alternatively, The Backstage Tour is a must for anyone who wants to discover secrets about what really goes on behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House. Lasting for 2 hours, this tour will let you peek behind the curtain to discover the dramas and the mysteries of Australia's most celebrated theatre.  

If you happen to be in Sydney around early June you may catch the Vivid Sydney festival. The festival transforms Sydney with fantastic arrays of light, music and ideas.

Another fun option is the Opera and Koalas tour – which gives you VIP access to the Sydney Opera House followed by a guided tour of Taronga Zoo. Your day will start at the Sydney Opera House before traveling across the harbour by water taxi to the zoo, where you will see many of the weird and wonderful creatures of Australia including kangaroos, koalas and wombats!

Of course, one of the best ways to experience the Sydney Opera House is to see a show. Don't be fooled by the name – the Opera House Sydney's premier venue is not just for operas, but for ballets, plays, pop music, symphonies, comedy, contemporary dance, musical theatre and much more.

Finally, no trip to the Sydney Opera House would be complete without a stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic basket, lie down in the grass and make the most of Sydney's gorgeous harbour views and sunny weather.    

Sydney Opera House guided tour, image Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House fine dining

You can also enjoy lunch and dinner at one of the world-class restaurants around Circular Quay, while taking in the view of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Quay is one of Australia's top restaurants, while Peter Doyle at the Quay offers diners some of the most delicious seafood imaginable. And lovers of fine cuisine will appreciate the superbly crafted French-inspired dishes available at the Sydney Opera House's own restaurant, Guillaume at Bennelong.


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